The Iroquois County Genealogical Society

Old Courthouse Museum
Iroquois County Genealogy Society
103 West Cherry Street
Watseka, IL 60970-1524

     The Historical Museum and Genealogical Society Archives are located at the address above, one block south of US Hwy 24. The archives are open each business day from 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. Central Time. Publications are available in The Genealogy Room. These include many cemetery records.

Iroquois County Database

Iroquois County data such as the Bible Records, Census, Naturalizations, Cemeteries, and More.

June 2022
  • Indians of Iroquois County 2022
    Mary Buhr gave a Program on Indians and Iroquois County before and after the county was formed in 1834. This includes how Iroquois County got its name, what tribes were here, how the tribes moved around, and how they fought. We had so many request a copy of the program that Mary made a book.

  • Iroquois County Fair
    Be sure to stop by our booth. We look forward to seeing everyone.

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Updated March 2009

Sep Palin

Baroness Fern Andra

Timothy Webster

Henry Bacon

The Famous Meara Case

Mary Agnes Meara Chase
More of the story

Harold Gray

Allan Pinkerton and Larch Farm

Photo Album

UPDATED October 2021

Photo's from the past will be featured here. A way to share the past with others. If you have some old pictures you think others would like to see - share them here. Check back often this page will hopefully change often.

Biography Corner

Updated August 2002
Portrait and Biographical Record
of Iroquois Co., IL; 1893
Chicago; Lake City Publishing Co.

Upcoming Events
Updated October 2021

Finishing up 2021

Family History Month
The Month of October is Family History Month

We would like you to consider making a contribution
to help us continue to offer our services to family historians.
If you can make any contribution, give us up to three names
of family members you would like to remember or honor,
and we will publish your name and theirs in the November Stalker.

Our Annual Meeting
November 6, 2021

Join us for Coffee and snacks and our meeting.
We will be electing officers.

Soup-erSaturday Soup Drive Thru

Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 4:00 from the Red Barn.

We will be serving Mary's famous Potato Soup and a Roll
Ginny's Awesome Chili and Crackers
Eileens Chicken and Homemade Noodles
and Deb's Vegetable Beef Soup with Crackers.

Cost is a Donation.

Christmas Tree Lane at the Old Court House Museum

Starting in Mid November Trees will be set up and ready to decorate.
Genealogy decorates a tree each year.
Be sure to stop in and see all the beautiful trees on Christmas Tree Lane.


The Iroquois County Genealogical Society


Open Tuesday thru Friday
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



April 2 for Easter

May 31 for Memorial Day

July 4th

Sep 6 for Labor Day

Nov 24, 25 & 26 - Thanksgiving
We will be closed over the Christmas Holidays

December 24, 2021
January 3, 2022

This is to help cut the heating bills by turning down the heat while closed for the holidays.
Please note if bad weather causes
District #9 Schools to close
the Museum/Genealogical Society
will also be closed.

Board Meetings
1st Tuesday of every month
Time is 9 a.m.
Don't Forget!
We can be open
by Appointment

Bulletin Board
Updated October 2021



32-Year Subject Index of The Iroquois Stalker,
1971 through 2005
and the subject index for the 2006 and 2007 Issues
UPDATED January 2007

The Name Index is available for Vol I thru X

The Iroquois Stalker is published quarterly by the Iroquois County Genealogical Society.

Illinois and Iroquois County Links

Neighboring Counties' USGenWeb Links

Other Genealogical Links
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Personal Homepages
Here are links to Webpages with a connection to Iroquois County.

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Old Court House
The Old Court House
Middleport, Iroquois
County, Illinois
ca. 1860

drawing by Jerry Moore

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